CAIRO: Official sources in the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy said that the leaders of the coalition are scheduled to meet with the African Union delegation currently visiting Egypt, according to Youm7.
The sources said the Foreign Ministry will conduct the meeting between the coalition leaders and the AU delegation.
The AU delegation, headed by Mauritania’s Representative in the African Union, arrived in Cairo on Monday from Addis Ababa. The visit is scheduled to continue for several days, and comes days after a statement issued by chairperson of the Peace and Security Council Paul Lolo Polis calling for the AU not to participate in supervising the coming presidential elections in a protest against the nomination of former Minister of Defense Abdel-Fatah Al-Sisi.
According to Youm7, the coalition expressed its satisfaction with the statement issued by the African official.
Sayed Belal, spokesperson of the Wasat Party, said in a press statement that the recommendation of Polis came as a result of recent developments in Egypt. He added that the Wasat Party calls for the AU to execute this recommendation.
On the other hand, political expert Hany Raslan criticized the advice of the African official, saying that it violates diplomatic norms. He added that the Peace and Security Council is scheduled to vote on Egypt’s return to the AU during the coming session.
The African Union decided to suspend Egypt’s membership after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, considering what happened as an unconstitutional coup against the legitimate authority.
Raslan expected that Egypt would return to its activities in the AU after discussing the report scheduled to be submitted by former Mali President Alpha Omar Konary regarding the situation in Egypt. He added that a number of African states changed their positions after the recent constitutional referendum.
Konary praised the recent developments during his recent visit to Egypt, in a statement to Youm7 on Wednesday.